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Messi is in unbeatable shape: Argentina coach Martino

Santiago: Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Saturday said his star striker Lionel Messi is in unbeatable shape for the Copa America. Messi is fresh after playing a instrumental role for....

We are sure you will be ashamed of yourself after watching this ad on Indian Hockey Team

NEW DELHI: We are all aware of the fondness each one of share for Cricket and Football and it would be no wrong to tag the two sports as the....

Rain halts play twice, Bangladesh trail by 351 runs

Fatullah (Bangladesh): Rain halted play twice in the morning session of Day 4 of the lone cricket Test between Bangladesh and India as the hosts were batting at 111/3 at....

India vs Bangladesh Test: India declare at overnight score of 462/6

Fatullah (Bangladesh): India captain Virat Kohli along with the team management decided to declare the first innings on their overnight score of 462/6 and put Bangladesh in to bat in....

David Beckham takes on first Hollywood role

London: Former footballer David Beckham is taking on his first Hollywood role in Guy Ritchie's upcoming medieval epic "King Arthur". Beckham will be donning armour for a small part during....

India vs Bangladesh Test: Rain curbs play thrice on Day 3

Fatullah (Bangladesh): After an uninterrupted morning session, heavy showers stopped play thrice in the post-lunch session and India went to tea at 462/6 in their first innings of their lone....

FIFA’s communications chief quits

Zurich: FIFA's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio resigned with immediate effect on Thursday. The former Swiss journalist joined FIFA in 2011 and will continue to serve....

No rivalry with Ronaldo: Messi

Santiago (Chile): Argentine forward Lionel Messi claims there's no rivalry with his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo and that the whole story has been cooked up by the media. The duo....

Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2

New Delhi: After dropping to the third spot, Saina Nehwal has risen a place to be ranked No.2 in women's singles, in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released....

World Cup 2026 bidding process delayed by FIFA

Zurich: Crisis-hit FIFA has postponed the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup football tournament. Embroiled in a corruption scandal that has shaken the foundation of the world football's....

India 239/0 at stumps against Bangladesh in first Test

Fatullah (Bangladesh): India ended the first day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at 239 for no loss at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Wednesday. After opting....

FIFA likely to elect Blatter’s successor in December

Zurich: Corruption-embattled FIFA could decide on incumbent president Sepp Blatter's successor in an emergency meeting on December 16. Blatter's controversial 17-year reign came to a tipping point with the outbreak....

Former India cricketer Hemant Kanitkar dead

Mumbai: Former India Test cricketer Hemant Kanitkar, who was suffering from prolonged illness, has passed away at his residence in Pune, the BCCI announced on Wednesday. Kanitkar, 72, who represented....

India 107/0 as rain halts play before lunch

Fatullah (Bangladesh): India were batting at 107 for no loss against Bangladesh when rain interrupted play, following which umpires declared lunch early on the first day of the lone Test....

SAI athlete attempts suicide in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: A teenaged SAI athlete tried to commit suicide early Wednesday here by slashing his wrist. He was taken to hospital from where he slipped away, police said. According to....

1st Test, India vs Bangladesh: India opt to bat against Bangladesh

Fatullah (Bangladesh): India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Bangladesh in the one-off cricket Test at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Wednesday.....

Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win maiden French Open crown

Paris: World No.9 Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his second Grand Slam title and maiden French Open crown after beating world No.1 Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final here....

Qatar to be stripped of 2022 World Cup: FIFA whistleblower

London: Qatar are likely be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, according to a FIFA whistleblower who was a former senior figure in the country's bid team. Phaedra Almajid, who....

Vikas Gowda, Lalita win golds at Asian Championships

Wuhan (China): India's discus thrower Vikas Gowda and woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar won gold medals, while India's G. Lakshmanan won the silver medal in the men's 10,000 metres race at....

Fearing ‘no-return’, USA denies visa to 20 junior archers

NEW DELHI: After the US Embassy denied visas to 20 young archers out of 32, the Archery Association of India (AAI) was forced to pull out the Indian junior and....

Kashayp loses to Momota in Indonesia Open semis

Jakarta: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost to Japan's Kento Momota in three games in the men's singles semifinal of the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier here on Saturday. Momota, 20,....

Ronaldo asks media to leave him alone

Lisbon: Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has criticised media through a video posted on social networking sites over interfering in his personal life and asked them to leave him....

Kashyap enters Indonesia Open semis, Saina bows out

Jakarta: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap entered the semi-finals but world No.3 Saina Nehwal crashed out, losing to China's former world No.1 Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals of the $800,000 Indonesia....

Serena Williams to play Safarova in French Open final

Paris: US tennis player Serena Williams, the world number one, defeated the Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals of the French Open in a match that lasted....

Blatter discusses FIFA structural reforms

Madrid: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he had a highly "constructive meeting" with Domenico Scala, independent chairman of the FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee, to discuss structural reforms of the....

England ‘ready to host 2022 World Cup’

London: England is ready to host the 2022 football World Cup if it is taken away from Qatar in the wake of corruption and bribery allegations in FIFA, British culture....

MS Dhoni has left behind legacy in Tests: Virat Kohli

New Delhi: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni has left behind a wonderful legacy in the longest format of the game. Dhoni retired....

Standing ovation for Blatter at FIFA headquarters

Zurich: About 400 FIFA staff gave outgoing president Sepp Blatter a standing ovation after the 79-year-old Swiss announced he would resign, a media report said on Thursday. A FIFA spokesman....

Benitez announced as new Real Madrid head coach

Madrid: Rafael Benitez was presented on Wednesday as Real Madrid's new head coach for the next three seasons, replacing Carlo Ancelotti. "At Real Madrid, the demand is highest and our....

Pro Kabaddi League to begin in Mumbai from July 8

Mumbai: Following a successful inaugural season, Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)'s second edition will begin from July 18, the organisers announced on Wednesday. The league promoted by Mashal Sports and Star....